The reason I ask is that good house cleaners usually don’t know how to make fancy websites. In fact, there is no real correlation that I can see between a fancy website and quality house cleaning. No one teaches web design at house cleaning school. In fact, we have been in the house cleaning business for 10 years and I just learned what a back-link is in 2016. I checked my main site and my franchise competitor’s site on a back-link site-checker and I learned I have 1 back link. My competitor has over 20,000. Does that mean they clean houses better than us? No way.
Because it costs over $9 PER CLICK to come up 1st on Google Adwords for the keyword “Maid Service”. How many clicks does it take to get a buyer for house cleaning services? That depends, but its a lot and someone has to pay for all these clicks. No matter how you slice it, it is you the buyer in the end who pays. I am told that I need to pony up big bucks if I want to compete with the big boys. Great logic if your an advertisement salesman. We want to remain an affordable option in the marketplace. We won’t be the cheapest, because any goof with a mop and a bucket can under bid maid services, but we won’t gouge you to like most of our franchise competitors.
Cleaning houses is what we do and we are damn good at it too. Here is proof:
4.7 Stars on Home Advisor with 38 reviews
A Rated on Angie’s List with 18 reviews
4.7 Stars on Google + with 5 reviews
I won’t pay the BBB over $700 to become an accredited business for the same reason I won’t pay Angie’s List over $2,000 or a web designer $5,000 or Google Adwords $1,000’s a month, because that is ridiculous. Is this really what motivates the house cleaning buyer? I hope not, but it appears to be working. Customers see bogus endorsements by profit seeking businesses and fancy websites fueled by Adwords budgets that would make your head spin as a sign of credibility. We hope you realize all those things are obtainable by any company willing to pay them money. Our rankings on the other hand were earned because i didn’t know that I was supposed to solicit positive reviews from friends, family and happy customers. This influx of positive reviews drowns out negative reviews. Just like the influx of big maid advertising budgets drown out the smaller companies you really want to be working with.
But if you believe in the BBB then check this out: BBB graded our business an A+!
We started in this business because we wanted to be a family. We had two children who we decided would come first in our lives. We quit our professional jobs and started cleaning houses. We took turns raising our kids while the other cleaned. From these humble beginnings, we have grown to 20 employees with 100’s of regular, happy customers without ever getting a business loan or back link. We allow our cleaners to design their own schedules and we insure that they have a healthy work life balance where their family comes first. When you tell a loving mother she can put her daughter on the bus in the morning and then pick her up again in the afternoon if only she wows the clients in between you have set a the stage for some awesome house cleanings.
From cleaning houses ourselves, to raising children here in our schools we are truly a member of the community. We also like to think of ourselves as a living example of the American dream. We decided what we wanted and we worked hard to be awesome at it. We know we still have a long way to go . . . about 19,999 back links to be exact, but we am not worried. We are the better product at a better price. Here are some specifics to back up our claim.
A smile and a warm, positive personality is a requirement of employment with us. Your maids are happy because they are happy people. We won’t hire them if they are not. If there appears to be long-term career potential we will run the clearances and if all goes well hire the maid.
We spend weeks one-on-one providing real training. We teach them how to make intelligent decisions not just follow a checklist. It takes a little longer but you will see the difference.
From designing their own schedule to defining their service areas, our maids have it made. We literally kiss their ass because they are awesome at what they do and we make every effort to let them know we appreciate them. If they can deliver by making the clients happy, we deliver and make them happy.
We clean the old fashion way, with a lot of love and elbow grease. Proper house cleaning is physical and demanding. We wash floors on our hands and knees and consider it our job to clean under and behind your stuff. Our training system teaches impact cleaning. To our knowledge it is different than any other company. Our competitors rely on a checklist to dictate to the maid what to do. We reverse the relationship. We believe the maid is the key that unlocks great house cleaning. The checklist has value and we also have a checklist to clarify client expectations but our maids could get in trouble if they did not clean something that was NOT on our checklist. That’s because the first rule of impact cleaning is to do what the client will notice first. If they left your son’s sticky hand print on your gloss sheen painted wall we would say she messed up because that would have made a huge impact and therefor should be done even though wall washing was not on the work order and no one asked us to wash the walls. Our competitors would tell you that was not on the checklist, ignore it and not think twice about it. See the difference?
Great cleanings can’t happen without a dedicated group of support staff like office workers, schedulers, inspectors, trainers and managers. We offer every employee the chance to grow in pay and responsibility if they are excelling in their current position. We genuinely like working together and truly have each other’s back. With this behind the scenes group of leaders driving cleaning excellence we are doing great work for great families in our local community.
So If you want poor cleanings, bad attitudes and high prices
all you have to do is call one of these large franchise maid services. I have included links for you if you like to over pay for services.
If you want the real deal, best value in the house cleaning industry call us.
By the way, we also have a snazzy website if you want to check that out.
Or give us a call M-F, 8-4 and we can book your house cleaning over the phone.
Maid On The Spot Inc.
1521 Merchant Street
Ambridge, Pa 15003